“As a daily US media watcher from New Zealand, it fascinates me that there is so much coverage given to these networks. Why is this the case when the percentage of viewers is just a mere 1 or 2% of the US population compared to the major network news shows?
It's also obvious from this objective observer that Fox News is not even a real news channel but a vehicle for GOP propaganda, so does it even qualify?”
gomezrules on Dec 28, 2010 at 23:26:19
“As a supposed 'media watcher' over there who would have us believe you know so much, it's interesting that you don't know why they garner so much attention. The cable guys are increasingly, if slowly, cutting in on the audiences of those established shows. Those networks have been around for decades, the cable shows (with the exception of modern day doormat CNN) for about 15 years or so.
Fox has the success it has because ALL of the other networks, cable and established, have been nothing but champions for the Dem Party and associated fringe leftist elements that aid and abet them. That that causes you apparent heartburn is all the better!
HeavyHitter on Dec 28, 2010 at 23:07:22
“We're kinda dense in a "can't see the forest for the trees" way. Thanks for the reality check. Fanned and faved.”
“There is only one answer to the economic and financial problems of the world. The world must unite and share its resources fairly so that there is real justice in the world. Sharing would also help solve the overpopulation and environmental problems. Less competition for the world's dwindling resources, and less need to grow large families in the third world for survival if there is assured food and security.
Simple, but the hard part is overcoming the entrenched status quo that benefits the super wealthy over the needs of the many.”
conservo on Sep 4, 2010 at 21:49:55
“Yes, sharing....as in----- I'm perfectly happy to take from you what you have earned because I DESERVE it ....and you don't. The Progressive creed.”
ianmcc on Sep 4, 2010 at 21:43:41
“A little too star trekkie a scenario. This planet will NEVER come together under a global government, our beliefs are simply too diverse.”
For over sixty years, governments worldwide have withheld from the people the reality of UFOs Not only that but they have sought to denigrate these 'visitors' as destructive and harmful to the people.
What's amusing about all this is that goverments and their covert groups say on one hand that visitors from other planets do not exist, but at the same they are dangerous to mankind.
Thousands upon thousands of people all around the world have seen them, but are afraid to speak out due to ridicule and derision.
The possible truth of the matter is that these visitors are infact advanced humanity from the other planets of our Solar System. We have been told over and over again that life doesn't exist on the other planets, but it does, but not in the same dense physical form as ourselves. They exist on planes of physical matter above the dense physical which esotericists call the etheric planes of which there are 4. That's why their ships can disappear or appear in an instant. They lower the vibration of their ship so it can be seen with our eye, or raise the vibration to appear invisible.
They are actually performing a great service to humanity by 'mopping' up our toxic radiation pollution which without their help would make this planet very sick indeed.
The curious and open minded, can find more info here:
“Hundreds of thousands of people have seen ghosts. But - there are no ghosts. You never get to see a ghost these days but if you are possessed by a demon spirit call a priest. Just don't leave him alone with a child.”
“5.3 million people have Alzheimer's in the US alone, and is the 7th leading cause of death.
What is not known is that a key cause in the escalation of this disease at a younger and younger age is the is the unseen and unmeasured levels of toxic radioactive pollution from our nuclear reactors. The instruments which they have to check and measure the radiation are crude and cannot register the higher radiation which is causing great harm to our wellbeing.
Modern medicine is only now beginning to realise that we are more than just dense physical bodies, but that we also made up of more subtle, more refined matter that permeates and informs its dense counterpart. It is at this level that the higher nuclear radiation is exacting it toll.”
“Very funny clip, but a shame Colbert got his 'facts' so wrong.
Any quick check on the share-international.org website you learn the following:
"According to Creme, Maitreya descended in July 1977 from his ancient retreat in the Himalayas and took up residence in the Indian-Pakistani community of London. He has been living and working there, seemingly as an ordinary man, his true status known to relatively few."
I doubt he his referring to a five year old boy here, so he can't have been born in 1972.
Maitreya also flew from Pakistan to London in 1977, and still resides there today. Creme (who is an artist and futurist, not a religious leader) also states that Maitreya has given at least 6 interviews on a major US television network. (Between Jan 2010 and the end of Feb)
I wonder how many TV Interviews Patel has given in the same timeframe?”
Roses on Mar 17, 2010 at 18:58:18
“Seems like Colbert DIDN'T get the facts wrong, according to....... share-international!
“There is no hope for us if we continue on this path of profit before people. The only hope is for we the people to become galvanised into a movement for sharing, peace and justice. The corporate elite and their government puppets are only winning in keeping the status quo because they can easily divide the people and create fear.
My understanding is that very soon there will be an interview of a teacher on a major US television network, who will speak in simple terms of the need to share to create justice in the world. The huge positive public response to his message will indicate that this is no ordinary man.
“Its amazing that politicians and economists call the present situation a ‘downturn’ and a ‘recession’. In truth, we are witnessing the last stumbling steps of the old order, the old order of greed, competition and unbridled market forces. What's needed is a completely new economic structure, one that has as its basis the principles of cooperation and sharing. A new system that supports everybody, rich and poor - not just the rich (Bloomberg is reporting today that the wealthiest 400 Americans had their incomes double during the Bush presidency)
share-international.org predicted this mess way back in 1988, and it's going to get a lot worse if we refuse to start sharing, cooperating and seeing humanity as one interconnected family, where each member deserves a life of dignity, hope and respect.”
popfolly on Jan 31, 2009 at 00:47:04
“This comment is a brilliant, summary of what the handwriting on the wall is all about. It is in a class with E=MC squared. Start with giving up smoking and take it from there.”
“It seems we humans only learn through pain. Our ignorance, complacency and greed has brought us all to the edge of the precipice. The imminent economic crash may finally spur us all to look at new alternatives, Hopefully we might finally see the need to share and to see each other as One, each part of a united Whole – the human family. For in truth we are One interconnected family.
It is only by practicing the principle of sharing (Create an International Storehouse from which all can take) that alone will create real peace and social justice.
This isn't 'socialism' it's realism!
“regards executing rapists - It suprises me that Obama as a compassionate, and empathetic Christian would support this vengeful position. I'm sure that he is aware that the perpretrators in this crime are often victims of the same crime when they were children. They need empathy and healing not the death penalty.
My enthusiasm for Obama has seriously been hit with his move to the centre - eventhough he may be doing it for political purposes. His certainly not behaving like a politician I can believe in who will embody change from that of Washington style politicians .”
Fabienne on Jun 29, 2008 at 00:59:30
“kiwi, I agree with you about capital punishment, but who is a candidate that could win a nomination that does not believe in capital punishment? Dennis Kucinich, of course, but he never had a chance of winning. I don't think Kerry was in favor of capital punishment, but his support for the Iraq war, which went on long after the war began, was a vote for "capital punishment" of a sort. I would welcome a candidate who said violence was not an option, but candidates who imply that in this culture are treated as a joke rather than the wise persons they actually are.”
GeoLee on Jun 29, 2008 at 00:51:45
“I think a little rationality on the part of the SC judges was displayed by their decision. since most child rapes are not by unknown outsiders. More often than not, they occur within the family. The legacy of being raped is bad enough without the little boy or little girl who was raped also having to live with knowing that the telling about the act /s caused her daddy or granddaddy or uncle or older brother to be put to death. I think many people misunderstand what all the word "rape" can imply as well as misunderstand just how little age difference can make the difference between an adult and a child, as was pointed out in that travsty in Georgia a couple of years ago. There are so many variables it would be a set up for inconsistent treatment based on all sorts of factors. A lawyer like Obama should have known about a lot of these issues. My perception is that he answered the way he did more from the perspective that he did not want to be labeled soft on crime after how Dukakis ws treated after he gave a leagalistic and basic belief response to the Willie Horton question rather than an emotional one and from an emotional first reaction.”
“This is the most dangerous and reckless decision ever.
Scientists have no idea at present how dangerous this technology is - their instruments can not measure the more subtle radiations that these nuclear stations emit. It is this radiation that pollutes the environment and sickens the population. The direction to go is to disable all nuclear fission stations and develop and invest in new forms of energy such as cold fusion energy - a lot safer, creates no polluting emissions and is cheap to produce. The world trend is to reduce dependence on nuclear energy, the US should lead by example.”
JoInCalifornia on May 4, 2008 at 21:45:49
“Enough of the scare tactics. We need rational discussion, no more of this terrifying the people and demagoguery to shut down any conversation that might lead to a constructive solution.
We need to solve our energy problems. We need to protect the environment. But many environmental groups have behaved increasingly irresponsibly, using the environment to shield what is in fact only their personal social engineering and political agenda.
Our politicians have totally failed us. We have enriched hostile governments to the point of endangering our own national security.
We have the scientists who can solve these problems and before we go bankrupt from the ruinous energy costs we are all facing, we need to solve them.
We should be drilling in Anwar. There was no sound environmental reason for not doing so. We have to reject the specious arguments and scare tactics. We should be investigating and developing the enormous South Dakota find which could make America energy independent and reduce our oil costs by 50%. Not allowing development of our nations' natural resources to force people to reduce their use of oil is not the way to improve the environment. Let's allow our scientist to develop cleaner forms of energy. Let's stop prohibiting progress in order to force others to live as we have decided they should live. The truth is, our skies and waterways are cleaner than they were 50 years ago.”
“The flag pin is a substitute for real patriotism.
America has failed its people due to the irresponsible policies of the "real" patriots - the neo-cons and republicans. Just look at the economy, the low standing of the US with the rest of the world, the polluting of it's environment, and the growing division between red and blue and rich and poor.
Surely a real patriot would care for the poor, middle, and rich equally, let alone the war vets and wounded. Surely a real patriot wouldn't resort to labelling another American as unpatriotic without looking at the actual facts and understanding the positions of the other.
Wouldn't the character of a real patriot be to inspire other Americans to be the best they can be, not to find fault with other Americans?”
“I wouldn't get so fatalistic about this reporting. What it may do is provide yet another opportunity for Obama to show his strength in overcoming these obstacles. It may be a blessing in disguise.
One thing it has done is to again highlight the political opportunism of Clinton's tactics. It's remarkable that a fellow democrat will attack another on this issue of being "elitist" and "out of touch". It seems to me as an independent than the democrats on the whole are far more in touch with the needs of the people than the Republicans. There is only one reason why Hillary is saying this -she is desperately in need of a huge win in PA and wins in IN and NC.”